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Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Versailles Château
06/06/2015 - FRANCE - Britain

'Queen's vagina' sculpture at Versailles angers French hard right

British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor has angered French right-wingers by placing a sculpture he has described as "the queen's vagina" in the gardens of the historic Versailles château.
Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum
27/05/2015 - Culture in France

Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum

The latest exhibit at Paris’ Quai Branly museum is called 'Masters of Sculpture from Côte d’Ivoire'.
Pakistan's Tribal Truck Art
20/05/2015 - Culture in France

Pakistan's Tribal Truck Art

On a grey, rainy afternoon in the French capital, Parisians were treated to a highly colourful mini-parade on the city streets: buses, trucks, cars and scooters decorated by some of Pakistan’s ...
'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
Marina Picasso, Pablo Picasso's granddaughter
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

Picasso granddaughter to sell artist's Cannes villa for charity work

Pablo Picasso's granddaughter plans to sell his villa in Cannes to fund her charity work. Marina Picasso, 64, is also to put 126 works of pottery by her grandfather up for auction.

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 2/3
12/05/2015 - International report

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 2/3

For the past five years, a Gaza family has lived in a sand-made home designed by engineer Emad Alkhaldi, who is specialised in alternative construction.
Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 1/3
11/05/2015 - International report

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 1/3

Following Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip last summer, tens of thousands of buildings have been reduced to rubble.
One of Monet’s series Nymphéas (Water Lilies)
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

Monet Water Lilies fetches 47 million euros at New York auction

One of French impressionist artist Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting fetched a record price earlier this week at a New York auction.
One of the carriages on the impressionist train
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Impressionist train to carry tourists to Monet's Normandy garden

Art lovers visiting France can now take "impressionist trains" to Claude Monet's former home in Normandy thanks to a service launched by the SNCF rail network this weekend.
In South Africa the colonial-ers statue of Cecil John Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town
10/04/2015 - South Africa

Rhodes statue goes but protesters take on other symbols of South Africa's past

South Africa’s statue controversy has been elevated to a new level, as the argument is taken out of the halls of the university of Cape Town and onto the front page across the country.